Tag Archives: Nelson A. Miles

Hunting for Big Foot, part 8: 30 December 1890.


Whatever the circumstances of that fight with Big Foot may be it must have had the effect of increasing the hostile element very largely. –Maj. Gen. N. A. Miles This day 125 years ago… General Miles finally departed Rapid City … Continue reading

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Hunting for Big Foot, part 7: 29 December 1890.


I have a great many rumors of a fight with Big Foot’s party but nothing authentic. –Brig. Gen. J. R. Brooke This day 125 years ago… disarming Big Foot’s band led to bloody carnage.  (click to open Hunting for Big Foot … Continue reading

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Hunting for Big Foot, part 6: 28 December 1890.


I have just arrested Big Foot and 120 Indians, all well armed and plenty of ammunition in their belts. About 250 women and children are in the party. –Maj. S. M. Whitside This day 125 years ago… the hunt for … Continue reading

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